With Euro 2020 now done and dusted, the transfer window has swung into focus and it is expected to get a whole lost busier in the coming weeks. Leeds have already signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona – but they are expected to bring in more. Kiko Casilla left the club on Monday.
The Spanish veteran joined La Liga side Elche on a loan-to-buy deal but ultimately, it will be a shock if he plays for Leeds again. A replacement is needed and the YEP claim a three-man shortlist has been drawn up. There is also an update on Matheus Cunha, with his price tag now revealed.
The three-man shortlist to replace Casilla, including Newcastle stopper Woodman
Freddie Woodman is the most-recognisable name on a three-man shortlist put together by Orta to replace Casilla. The YEP claim that the Toon goalkeeper is a target for Leeds, having impressed over the last couple of seasons at Swansea. He kept 34 clean sheets in 95 outings for the Welsh.
Woodman has also been linked with a return to Swansea and a move to Arsenal, but Leeds are now said to be keen. Levante’s second-choice stopper Dani Cardenas, 24, is an option, as is Norwegian club Valerenga’s Kristoffer Klaesson. Time will tell and hopefully, a new signing will be made soon.
Leeds will have to smash transfer record to get Cunha, as Hertha play hard ball
That is according to The Express. They report that Leeds remain keen on signing uncapped Brazilian Cunha from Hertha Berlin. But the 22-year-old will not be sold on the cheap. Indeed, Hertha want a club-record fee.
Rodrigo currently boasts that title after his £27million move from Valencia. But Cunha might just eclipse that if joins Leeds, with a fee of £30million required to tempt Hertha into cashing in on their prized asset. Whether Leeds will stretch to that amount remains to be seen this summer.